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12-07-2010 02:04 PM
Joem
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Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
That is a nice jacket but not in the budget for me.I've been lookin at these

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...et/138100.html
Hey Denny,

I just ordered that exact same jacket from Leather up. Not sure what size you are, but I am a 56 chest. I ordered the 5XL and it was too small. It was also pretty cheaply made. One of the wrist zippers came apart the first time I closed it. I sent it back and went and bought one here I could try on first. Worth the extra $$ for that.

Now, I have a friend who just got a different even cheaper leather jacket from them and he loves it. He also wear's much smaller size that I do. One other thing, and I'm not sure how to check this in advance, but the jacket my friend got was made in Pakistan. The one I got was made in China. I think there is a huge difference.

The larger sizes on motorcycle gear is a joke. I wear a 2XL shirt. To order a 5XL jacket and have it be too small is friggin ludricious. Rant over.
12-07-2010 01:58 PM
ARAtai Nah they are not chinese mate.

I was looking to import them to where I live so I did a bit of homework.

They are actually taylored in Pakistan so you can imagine how the cheap work force lowers the prices. They have lots of cows there too so I suppose they ain't short of the raw material either. The leather quality is absolutely worth what you pay for. A friend of mine bought one for about USD100 off of Pakistani a shop in Malaysia and it comes with full armor. Looks pretty sharp too. At 1.2mm leather thickness it really was a bargain.

I once crashed a bike at about 60mph and I was wearing something similar to those at the time. With no armor/padding. I walked out of the crash with a small scratch on my elbow. That thing truly saved my butt in that crash. PLUS, the Jacket was not torn in the crash. Just a bit scratched and it is not even visible.

If anyone is tight on budget, I absolutely recommend the leather from the site. Those stuff are totally safer than the chinese crap made of anything but genuine leather.
12-06-2010 06:46 PM
Knifemaker notice no brand names there...(The few I did recconginse where empty..Bell and Harley Davidson)


Kinda seems to be chinese stuff?

Not knocking the site, just saying you get what you pay for?


KM
12-06-2010 06:18 PM
ARAtai Hey guys,

Ya'll are gonna love me for this one,

Check out this website for great leather deals:

http://www.myleather.com/

I've never found anything more affordable than what this website has got to offer over the entire web.
11-07-2010 06:43 AM
OldBikeNewRider You got me thinking on that one http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...ml#sizingchart plus $129 is in my price range
11-06-2010 08:07 PM
electrum great, thanks for all the reply's.
i didn't think a M/C jacket would be to comfortable for everyday use, due to the arms being so long and 'pre-bent' and the armor. my Tourmaster isn't an everyday jacket either.
but i did like this one from the LeatherUp.com link.
Retro-Brown-Bandit-Buffalo-Leather-Cruiser-Motorcycle-Jacket-with-Level-3-Armor

i'll give it a couple days to mull it over and probably go with that one until i see the Scout on a 1/2 price sale somewhere.
11-06-2010 06:37 PM
Bronson I'm going to try the Scorpion All In leather jacket from Newenough. They are on closeout for $139.00 and ship for free. The jackets have armour and reflective piping for better visability. I have a Scorpion burnout textile jacket that is actually warmer than my Milwaukee leather jacket, and I hope the All in will be warmer than either. The lining is removable, and the coat has vents to make it more versatile.
It might be worth a look.
Firstgear stuff that I have seen looked well made and comfortable. It should work well for you if that's what you decide. It's a good looking jacket.
11-06-2010 12:52 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by electrum View Post
thats a lot of cash, but maybe i could justify it if i could wear it all the time as a normal winter jacket.

anybody have one of these?
are they comfortable enough to wear all the time?
It has been my experiance that most of the jackets they make now for bike riders are not that comfortable as every day jackets. The jackets are "cut" to fit well when one is sitting on a bike with their arms outstretched . so they just feel weird if you are not riding a bike.

I do not own this particular jacket, but did try one on. I ended up buying a heavier grade waterproof textile jacket instead...for alot less money...that I think will be much warmer (and be more visable).


I love leather, but untill I can afford an Aerostich Transit suit:

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-s...iece-suit.html

I'll stick with my waterproof, breathable , high vis textile gear.

The Scout is a really nice jacket, but I would not suggest is as a winter -off the bike coat.


KM
11-06-2010 04:20 AM
KIMMERLING Those jackets look cool. I like the brown or distressed ones.
11-06-2010 01:04 AM
flitecontrol
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Originally Posted by OldBikeNewRider View Post
I like that jacket from leatherup and this one as well. Any suggestions on which might be the better buy?

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Jac...aign=11052010a
Appears the armor in the leatherup jacket is better (level 3). Other than that, doesn't seem to be much difference. Would be nice to know how thick the leather on each one is.
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